Professor Imre Hamar

The Role of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva in Buddhist Practice

“In Chinese Buddhist art, Samantabhadra, representing Buddhist practice, forms a sacred Trinity along with Mañjuśrī and Vairocana. This Trinity was inspired by the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra, translated as Huayan jing華嚴經 into Chinese, and has been a popular object of worship up to the present. This lecture attempts to give a comprehensive understanding of the depiction of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva in Chinese Buddhist art and its role in Buddhist religious practice.”

Due to a technical error, Dr Hamar’s lecture session was not recorded. This video shows the presentation slides of “The Role of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva in Buddhist Practice” and a short question and answer section with the speaker.